Voltaire on War and Peace

BookVoltaire on War and Peace

Voltaire on War and Peace

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 144

1976

January 1st, 1976

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Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half Title2
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Dedication6
Contents8
INTRODUCTION10
I. VOLTAIRE AND THE WARS OF HIS TIME12
A. First third of the century12
B. The war of the Austrian succession22
C. The Seven years’ war29
D. Catherine and the Turks47
E. The war of American independence51
II. IDEAS ON WAR AND PEACE56
A. War: necessary evil57
B. War and theft63
C. War: an organized venture69
D. Article: ‘War’71
E. War and l'infâme77
F. War and mankind85
G. War and law90
H. War and peace93
I. War and anti-war projects94
III. THE ART OF WAR100
IV. THE SOLDIER, THE HERO AND THE GREAT MAN122
A. The soldier122
B. The hero and the great man136
V. WAR IN POETRY AND PROSE146
VI. VOLTAIRE AND THE PACIFIST CURRENT IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY166
CONCLUSION190
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY200